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So I'm trying to decide on some wheels for my Rubi unltd. I was leaning toward the AEV Savegre wheels but the I stumbled on the Method Race Wheels Double Black. I tried researching the wheel and there is not much information out there other than wheel size, offset and backspacing. Now they call the wheel a 'street loc'. Now does that mean it's a 'fake beadloc' or a street legal beadloc wheel? As far as the AEV Savegre wheels, who has them. How do you like them?

Also does anyone on wow anything about this company? I tired researching it as well and couldn't come up with much other than they seem to be a small company that's only been around a couple of years.

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So I'm trying to decide on some wheels for my Rubi unltd. I was leaning toward the AEV Savegre wheels but the I stumbled on the Method Race Wheels Double Black. I tried researching the wheel and there is not much information out there other than wheel size, offset and backspacing. Now they call the wheel a 'street loc'. Now does that mean it's a 'fake beadloc' or a street legal beadloc wheel? As far as the AEV Savegre wheels, who has them. How do you like them?

Also does anyone on wow anything about this company? I tired researching it as well and couldn't come up with much other than they seem to be a small company that's only been around a couple of years.

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Method race wheels are used by a lot of baja trucks in score racing. The BS for the 17" JK wheel is 4.75". The AEV wheels we have used a ton as well and they are 4.70 so not much different. The street lock is a simulated beadlock..AKA Fake.

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Method race wheels are used by a lot of baja trucks in score racing. The BS for the 17" JK wheel is 4.75". The AEV wheels we have used a ton as well and they are 4.70 so not much different. The street lock is a simulated beadlock..AKA Fake.

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Jason, are you sure the BS on the AEV's is 4.7"? I was under the impression it was 5.2" based on what I saw on the AEV site. Not that 5.2 to 4.75 is a much, less than 1/2 an inch, but I just wated to make sure.

So with the Method wheels it's a fake beadlock, but is that ring removable? Just curious for either touch up purposes if it gets scratched to hell. Also are these wheels cast, forged or machined?

A big concern of mine is whether the quality is there. I'd hate to be dropping what is big money to me on a set of rims only to find out they're junk.


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So I'm assuming you've hand other wheels on your Jeep. How would you rate the quality of these wheels. Sure they look good hows the fit and finish?

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So I'm assuming you've hand other wheels on your Jeep. How would you rate the quality of these wheels. Sure they look good hows the fit and finish?
Correct, I was running a set of ProComps on my previous set 37's. On these the only down side is that the little fake beadlock bolts are exposed, not counter-sunk like my PC's. So I'm sure once I get them in the rocks I'm gonna tear them out. Luckily they actually thread in and are actual bolts, so they can be replaced. I was thinking of changing them to button-head allens. One last thing with Methods, they are one of the lightest, strongest wheels out there. That's why they are so popular in the prerunner/TT market.

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I had to run 1.5" spacers with AEV Pintlers, Teraflex 4" lift and 37x12.5x17 tires.

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I had to run 1.5" spacers with AEV Pintlers, Teraflex 4" lift and 37x12.5x17 tires.
I don't think that will be a concern for me. Currently have no plans to go that big. If I decide to put a lift on it, likely wouldn't be more than 2-2.5" with 33's, max would be 35's.

My biggest concern is the quality of the wheels. Not the I think AEV is the end all be all, but they do seem to have a quality rim and they stand behind them.

The method wheels, I guess my concern is they're a newish company that seems to have a presence in racing but not a ton of info out there. My impression so far, is nice looking wheels, a lot of talk but no info to support the talk.

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I don't think that will be a concern for me. Currently have no plans to go that big. If I decide to put a lift on it, likely wouldn't be more than 2-2.5" with 33's, max would be 35's.

My biggest concern is the quality of the wheels. Not the I think AEV is the end all be all, but they do seem to have a quality rim and they stand behind them.

The method wheels, I guess my concern is they're a newish company that seems to have a presence in racing but not a ton of info out there. My impression so far, is nice looking wheels, a lot of talk but no info to support the talk.
I'm saying the tires rubbed when turning because of the backspace of the AEV wheels. My tires are 12.5 inches wide and they rubbed on the control arm when aired down and turned to full lock.

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I don't think that will be a concern for me. Currently have no plans to go that big. If I decide to put a lift on it, likely wouldn't be more than 2-2.5" with 33's, max would be 35's.

My biggest concern is the quality of the wheels. Not the I think AEV is the end all be all, but they do seem to have a quality rim and they stand behind them.

The method wheels, I guess my concern is they're a newish company that seems to have a presence in racing but not a ton of info out there. My impression so far, is nice looking wheels, a lot of talk but no info to support the talk.
Well, my thinking is that Method Wheels builds race wheels. Not saying their street wheels will be the exact build quality, but I'm sure they share the same characteristics. I have done some searching around and have not come across a damaged/broken wheel. AEV on the other hand...




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Well, my thinking is that Method Wheels builds race wheels.
They make a forged wheel which is stronger (and alot more expensive). I dont know if most race teams run the forged or regular wheels but still something to think about.

I looked at these wheels alot before going with Walkers. The issue I had with them (other than the limited amount of backspacing options) is the fact that bolts thread directly into the aluminum and dont have thread inserts like Walkers.
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They make a forged wheel which is stronger (and alot more expensive). I dont know if most race teams run the forged or regular wheels but still something to think about.

I looked at these wheels alot before going with Walkers. The issue I had with them (other than the limited amount of backspacing options) is the fact that bolts thread directly into the aluminum and dont have thread inserts like Walkers.
Definitely, their street wheels are what I'm talking about. I have never owned their beadlocks. I'm sure if a guy was concerned about their strength you could give them a call and see how they are made, and how their strength compares from their street to race wheels.

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Do a seacrh for the cracked AEV story. I did. They had a bad batch and to my knowledge they replaced every wheel without a problem.

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I don't think that will be a concern for me. Currently have no plans to go that big. If I decide to put a lift on it, likely wouldn't be more than 2-2.5" with 33's, max would be 35's.
Well the AEV wheels got +10mm offset which won't be enough for 35X12.5 (315/70R17) and will likely create rubbing near steering lock severity depending how true to size the tires are. Generally I'd recommend 0mm offset minimum for 35X12.5" tires, -6mm to -12mm offset would be ideal for that size tire IMO.


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Dayum those walker evans are sweet, but the price.

How those rings mount to the rim on the methods could be a concern. Not that I plan to thrash my junk. I'd just hate to rip a bolt out 'cuz I was too close to a rock or something when I wasn't doing anything hard.

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Dayum those walker evans are sweet, but the price.

How those rings mount to the rim on the methods could be a concern. Not that I plan to thrash my junk. I'd just hate to rip a bolt out 'cuz I was too close to a rock or something when I wasn't doing anything hard.
On the Methods there isnt a ring. Just some fake bolts, well, not fake (they are real bolts) they just don't attach anything. They're just for looks. They're beadlooks not beadlocks.

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On the Methods there isnt a ring. Just some fake bolts, well, not fake (they are real bolts) they just don't attach anything. They're just for looks. They're beadlooks not beadlocks.
Are yours the Standard or Double Standard model?

I was considering the Double Standard.



Also do you know if they're hub centric or not?

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Are yours the Standard or Double Standard model?

I was considering the Double Standard.



Also do you know if they're hub centric or not?
Standard. And they are not hubcentric.

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Well I think I just ruled the Methods out. They look cool which is why they caught my eye but if the "streetloc" is nothing more than a molded lip with bolts threaded into it. What's the purpose...

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We manufacture our parts in China, designed & engineered here.
We are fairly new at 2 Ĺ year old brand, but we came from a large company with 20+ yrs experience.

Our Street series wheels are a cast aluminum part that have a stainless steel or steel bolts threaded into the wheel(no nutserts).
The MR304 Double Standard lip area is molded into the wheel with “removable bolts only”. this wheel is either all Matte black or black face w/machined lip and has a retail price of $196 ea.(plenty of either in stock). The wheel has a 3500lb load rating and weighs 29.5lbs.
I still have time yet as I'm still saving money.

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Hey great looking jeep! What size tires and rims do you run and with what offset?

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